Staff Leadership

IPA has research or partnership operations across Africa, North and South America, and South and Southeast Asia. We have more than 400 studies completed or ongoing and over 1,000 colleagues around the world. Below is a listing of our initiative, country, and administrative directors.

United States - New Haven Headquarters

Annie DufloExecutive Director

Jessica KiesselChief Program Officer

Vivian Brady-Jones, Chief Financial Officer

Cepeda Johnson, Senior Director, Global Human Resources

‚ÄčThoai Ngo, Senior Director, Research Methods and Knowledge Management

Sarah de Tournemire, Senior Director, External Relations

Ife Osaga-OndondoGeneral Counsel

Delia WelshSenior Director, M&E Initiative

Pace PhillipsAssociate Program Director, West Africa

Faith McCollister, Associate Initiative Director, Post Conflict

Anthony De Luca, Director of Information Technology 

Bhavani Prathap Kasina, Associate Programs Director, Asia 

Matthew Kerner, Director of Finance

Don Sowers, Budget Director

Doug Parkerson, Programs Director, East Africa and Latin America

Aishwarya RatanInitiative Director, Global Financial Inclusion Initiative (Yale University)

Lauri Robbins Ericson, Senior Advisor, Executive Office

Beniamino Savonitto, Initiative Director, Financial Capability

United States - Washington, DC

Nathanael Goldberg, Program Director, Social Protection

Lucia SanchezInitiative Director, SME


Shoraez Shahjahan, Country Director



Sebastian Chaskel, Country Representative


Loic Watine, Country Director

Madeleen Husselman, Deputy Country Director

Heidi JakobsenResearch Manager 


Suleiman Asman, Country Director

Claudia Cassarotto, Deputy Country Director

Emily Cercone, Research Manager
Ahmed Bilal Hakeem, Research Manager
Katherine Rachel Steinacher, Research Manager


Thomas Munthali, Country Director


Nicolo Tomaselli, Country Representative


Jihae Hong, Project Director


Adam Kemmis Betty, Country Director

Dylan Ramshaw, Deputy Country Director


Nassereena Sampaco-Baddiri, Country Director

Mark Miller, Deputy Country Director


Kris Cox, Country Director


Sara Nehrling, Research Manager

Sierra Leone

Andrew Tedesco, Country Director



Daniele Ressler, Deputy Country Director

Kyle Holloway, Research Manager

Liv Jensen, Research Manager


Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, Country Director

Erika KeaveneyResearch Manager

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